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What’s the most important thing about a job?

Bonus points: What do you say when you’re asked this question in an interview?

Most important thing about a job?
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funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
Kahluapons
The money, it's the only reason I work. After that it's having a product I believe in, and enjoying the culture/team I work with. I'd be a bold faced liar if I said that I wouldn't sell a product I didn't care about on a team full of morons for 300k a year.

When asked in an interview I'm honest - I tell them I want the earning potential I'm after, and to enjoy what I'm working on.

poweredbycaffeine
Politicker
+7
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
I'd be working in a coffee shop slinging lattes if it matched my current W2 numbers.
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
Kahluapons
That sounds nice, I worked as a barista in school and it was a fun job.
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popepius
OG Sales Savage
+7
Enterprise Sales Lead
Yesss fair point. I'd almost put the two on the same wavelength, with believing in the product just a little bit ahead of it. Maybe it's just being at my current company, but there's a lot of intangibles to not being stressed to the max and/or not hating the thought of going to work each day. 
SalesGal
Politicker
+6
Account Manager / FSR
Hard to pick among all of these because only one of these wouldn't normally be enough to accept a job offer but I think trusting your manager is definitely a big one. If I don't believe my manager has my back, I will always be looking over my shoulders and its just not an atmosphere I can see myself thriving in. 
rekled
Opinionated
+2
Strategic Account Executive
Agreed. Let's be honest, no one likes having a boss. But there is a very big difference in having a boss that sucks v. a boss that sucks less. knowing i can trust my manager is very important to me. otherwise, i'm openly tapping recruiters / job openings looking for my next gig. 
SalesGal
Politicker
+6
Account Manager / FSR
For sure. It seems that a lot of people are on the same page as us, based on the poll. 
braintank
Politicker
+6
Enterprise Account Executive
Having a product I believe in... closely followed by money. But can't make money unless I can get passionate about my product. 
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
100%. I have had high paying jobs where I had no interest in the product and it was tough.
poweredbycaffeine
Politicker
+7
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Working on something I actually find interesting or enjoyable.
hauru.sales
Arsonist
+8
Sales Enthusiast
Everything a little bit together
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
Thank you for asking me such a vital question.  While I value many traits, I'm most passionate about the following...then list the top 3.
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
You always have solid answers!
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
I do my best to help 🦊
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Work life balance for me. Money and liking my employees is super important as well, but I want to know my company doesn't expect me to work ridiculous hours and sacrifice my well being for them. I need my downtime after a long day at work
SalesSage
Opinionated
+4
National Account Manager
If I could vote twice money would be second. 
Justatitle
Politicker
+7
Senior AE
I used to think that being happy was most important and while that is a factor it’s not most important. To me a job is a means to an end. It provides for the things I like to do in life and provide for my family. So provided you don’t dread going in to the office I think the most important aspect is proper expectations and the culture of the workplace 
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
My priorities have definitely changed as I've gone from a single guy living downtown in an apartment to being married and having a house in the suburbs.
Justatitle
Politicker
+7
Senior AE
Wait til you have kids then get a 5:30 wake up call each morning 
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cw95
Politicker
+6
Pricing Executive
I personally think wanting to get up in the morning and do something that you enjoy. Which is a rareity! 
HappyGilmore
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
Hard to pick just one, but answering this question I say trust in my manager/having a product to believe in. Can't sell something I don't believe in let alone will hate my job if I don't trust/have a good relationship with my manager. 
Smithy
Politicker
+4
Director of Sales
Money is a clear number one 

good product as it helps make the money
Hudsonsmom
Opinionated
+2
Area Sales Manager
I think work life balance is so important, that’s top priority for me. Especially the older I get 
AinslieStreet
Politicker
+5
Sales Consultant
I have to align myself with companies and products that I truly believe in. I'm not a sales person. I could NOT sell something that I wasn't 10000% behind. All I have to sell is my own reputation and dignity... So I have to be careful.
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Bandido
Politicker
+3
Client Director
It depends on your age.  I cared about things at 22 that idgaf about now at 30.
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